BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden copper with a about 1" white head - good lacing. Plenty of citrus zest and some floral notes here. Lt - med body. Smooth, clean palate some dryness. Rye flavor is definitely present. Good bit of bittering hoppiness - Orange zest. Some mal sweetness on the finish. A good, balanced brew, but didn’t really ezcite me.
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clean clear copper amber with one finger of white head. Grassy nose with some bread and diacetyl. Bready flavor with spicy zesty notes. Zesty spicy palate. Dry.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour was decent Orange little white head not much lace. Aroma is oranges and horse feed. Taste is kinda oils tangerine and maple syrup oatmeal. Kinda good.
drowland (6824) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/21/11. 22oz bomber thanks to Byron at Liquor Loft/Proof. Floral aromas of slightly old hops and a bit of honey and spice. Relatively mild flavor that also hints at honey and floral hops with an even spicier lingering kick. Relatively mild and subdued, but not bad.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Pours light orange, slightly hazy with a white head. Nose shows citrus rind, grain, and spicy rye. Taste adds sharp bitterness. Finishes thin. Okay...
Westmeister (2092) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow with nice white head, good lacing. Smells of citrusy hops with the rye malt backing. Taste is very balanced in the citrus and floral hops with the spicy rye malt. A taste it’s own. Quite nice.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks senyor macgee. Hazy orange with small white head. Nose is dry hops, rye, lemon, citrus zest. Easy to drink. Just enough complexity to keep me slightly interested. A bitter hop kick at the end mixed with some rye malt. Better than expected.
nearbeer (4152) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. Hazy orange-amber with a small, sticky ring of fine foam. Big aromas of fresh orange blossoms, grapefruit, and Honey-Nut Cheerios. Taste starts with the same sweet mix, but the peppery rye is quickly noted, as well as some resin on the finish to balance things out quite nicely. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, and the tingly astringency from the hops and rye sweep the slightly sticky goodness away for a crisp finish. Excellent sessioner.
Suttree (5540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper, decent white head. Smells like rye, stone (lower case "s" here - I’m not trying to say it smells like Stone, the brewery, I mean it smells like...y’know what, I’m probably over thinking this. Never mind...) and grapefruit. Citrusy hops dominate, but there is a nice toasty malt backbone. I liked it.
rollinsr (492) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color with a light layer of white head. Aroma is a strong presence of cascade hops, sweet and almost candy-like. The taste is somewhat lacking compared to the aroma. The flavor is not too bitter or too sweet, it is just kind of right in the middle. Not a bad beer but not one of the most unique out there